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Kerry + Lindsay Clare established Clare Design at Mooloolaba, Queensland in 1979 and have completed more than 150 projects ranging from single residences to attached housing, commercial, educational and public buildings. 

In 1998 they were appointed as Design Directors for the NSW Government Architect, from 2000 to 2010 they were founding Design Directors of Architectus Sydney.

Since 1982, their practice has received 32 state and national awards from the Australian Institute of Architects for housing, public recycling, civic and commercial projects. 

Major awards include the National Robin Boyd in 1992 and 1995, the National RAIA Commercial Award 1995, the National BHP Steel Futures Award 1993, the National RAIA Environment Award 1996 and the National Public Architecture Award in 2006 (Architectus). 

In 2010 they received the RAIA Gold Medal for their “contribution to the advancement of architecture and particularly sustainable architecture” – AIA jury citation.

The work has been included in over 150 national and international books and periodicals including publications in Japan, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Great Britain, Thailand, Germany and the USA.  

Exhibitions of the work have also been held in New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, and at the 1991 Venice Biennale, the 1996 Milan Triennale, the 1996 UIA Congress, Barcelona and the 2009 Place-Makers Exhibition at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art.

They were appointed as Adjunct Professors, Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney from 1998-2005. 

Kerry + Lindsay Clare take active roles in teaching and as guest speakers at Australian Universities and on occasion at Colombia University, New York, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, California Polytechnic, Los Angeles and the Pratt Institute, New York.

As speakers for environmental sustainability Kerry + Lindsay Clare have addressed the Asia Pacific Economic Council in Taiwan, the Architectural League in New York and the Commonwealth Association of Architects in Sri Lanka. 

The Cotton Tree social housing project by Clare Design was selected as one of ten worldwide projects for inclusion in the ‘Ten Shades of Green’ exhibition in New York, an exhibition demonstrating architectural excellence and environmental sensitivity.  

Career Highlights:

Venice Biennale Exhibition 1991


The Robin Boyd Award (National) – Residence at Buderim – RAIA 1992


The Robin Boyd Award (National) – Hammond Residence – RAIA 1995


Commercial Award (National) – Ski n Skurf Waterski Park – RAIA 1995


The National Environment Citation – Cotton Tree Housing – RAIA 1996


Design Directors, NSW Government Architects Office 1998 – 2000


Adjunct Professors Faculty of Architecture, University of Sydney 1998 – 2005


Design Directors, Architectus Sydney 2000 – 2010


Winner Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, 2001 International Competition (with James Jones, Architectus)


National Public Architecture Award (Architectus) – Queensland Gallery of Modern Art – RAIA 2007


Queensland Public Architecture Award (Architectus) USC Chancellery – RAIA 2008


Queensland Harry S Marks Award for Sustainable Architecture (Architectus) – USC Chancellery – RAIA 2008


Queensland 25 Year Award for Enduring Architecture – White Residence – RAIA 2009


NSW Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing Award (Architectus) – UNSW Village  – RAIA 2010


2010 Gold Medal (joint recipients) – Australian Institute of Architects

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